- Last chance!
Business badges and Activity Pin
- TCM wrap-up
to last week's booth contest winners!
- Night at the
Museum chaperones needed
Now is the time for girls to
refresh booth signage to remind customers it is their last chance to buy
Girl Scout cookies until next year!
Girl Scouts all over San Diego
and Imperial counties are getting very creative with their booth
signage. Take Megan and Rebecca from troop 4222 for example.
Customers are having hard time saying "no" to this clever
In this home stretch of the
cookie program, check in on your troop's progress towards their
goals. Your girls may be just a handful of boxes away from reaching
the next highest reward and/or
troop proceed rate.
There are still 43 Mystery Houses to
be found all over San Diego and Imperial counties! This map will give
you a hint on where the remaining Mystery Houses are.
- The first Girl Scout
to visit the Mystery House will be presented a certificate by
the host to claim her prize.
E'Miah of troop 5284 is one of our lucky winners
- Girls should not ask customers if they
are the Mystery House; the girl will be notified by the
- Girls should leave a
with first name, troop number, and adult contact information.
It will "count" as a visit in case a Mystery House
host is not home.
Congratulations to all 20 Girl Scouts who have
already located a Mystery House!
And remember, girls can earn the Walkabout rocker patch
simply by getting out and walking about!
Business badges and Activity pin
Have your girls earned their Cookie Business badges and Cookie Activity pin for the 2014 cookie
program yet? Earning requirements for badges
found in the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for each
The Product Sales team will be
on hand to walk you through wrapping up your troop's cookie sale (and
answer all your questions) during a live webinar on Weds. March 12 from 6 - 7:30
p.m. This optional webinar is a great resource for
new and returning TCMs. We hope you'll join us!
to last week's booth contest winners!
Catherine from troop 3431
Cadette troop 3431 from the University City
service unit is our lucky winner! Congratulations, girls!
There is still one more chance to win the
exclusive shopping experience for your troop!
Any troop who has signed up or will sign up for
additional booth sites between Sunday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday,
March 9 is automatically entered. (Sites must be additional sites;
sites claimed prior to 7 p.m. on Feb. 16 are not eligible.)
Booth sites are
now unlimited and there are still more than 4,200 booth
sites still available.
Click here for booth
Night at the Museum chaperones needed
movies, pizza, crafts, games and more! Volunteer to chaperone for the
Night at the Museum sleepover on Friday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m. through Saturday,
May 17 at 9 a.m. at the San Diego Air & Space
Create a special memory for the girls who earned
this special event by volunteering your time. Chaperone
responsibilities include caring for the emotional and physical health
of their small group of girls and helping our community of adults
ensure the safety of everyone at the event.
Please note that if a chaperone has a girl
attending the event, the chaperone will be assigned a group separate
from their own Girl Scout. To
become a chaperone contact Christina Hernandez at email@example.com.
If our troop is accepting credit cards at booth sales, can we keep
the account open and continue to accept credit cards (for troop dues,
field trip fees, etc.) year round?
A. Yes! Troops may choose to do so and must
follow all guidelines enclosed within the Credit Card Handbook.
When is the last day I can pick up a new cookie order at a cupboard?
A. Sunday, March 9th is the last day to pick up
new cookie orders.
Can my troop return cookies?
A. Only Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops
may return up to 60 boxes of cookies. Please see page 9 for full
I am ready to place my troop reward order in eBudde but I do not see
the Fill Out button. When will I be able to complete my order?
A. The Fill Out button on the Rewards tab in
eBudde will become available on Friday, Mar. 7. (page 52)
Girl Scouts have a partnership with Planned Parenthood?
A. No. Here are the facts:
- Girl Scouts does not give cookie proceeds to
100% of our proceeds stay here in San Diego to support our
30,000 girl and 13,500 adult members.
- Girl Scouts has not endorsed any person,
organization, political party or politician.
Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and
character, who make the world a better place. This is not a
- Girl Scouts does not take a position on
reproductive issues. We believe these matters are best
discussed within the family. Girl Scouts of the USA does not
have a relationship with Planned Parenthood. Neither does Girl
Scouts San Diego.
This resource contains accurate
information about the use of cookie proceeds. You may wish to read it
and bring a copy with you while selling.
Q. What if I see a troop/girl(s) violating
the event that a disregard of policy is observed, assume good intent
as mistakes happen to everyone. Simply ask (politely and
respectfully) for the girl's name and/or troop number and share it
with your SUCC and/or the Product Sales team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
No further action should be taken by the reporting party - troops/parents should not
attempt to resolve the issue themselves nor harass any other
girls/adults. Please remember to be honest and fair,
friendly and helpful, considerate and caring,
respectful of others, and a sister to every Girl Scout.
The Product Sales Team
Girl Scouts San Diego
page numbers referenced throughout Cookie Chat refer to the 2014 Troop Cookie Manager
Handbook unless otherwise noted. The username is
"GSSD" and the password is "TCM2014".
sales end; last day to pick up new orders at cookie cupboards
only (and returns for eligible older girl troops) at cookie cupboards
for remainder of program; walkabouts may continue
wrap-up webinar (optional)
Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country
and generates immeasurable benefits for girls, their councils, and
their communities. Girls set cookie sales goals to support
their chosen activities, to fund community service/leadership
projects, to attend camp, and to travel.
Through the Girl
Scout Cookie Program, girls develop five essential skills: goal
setting, decision making, money management, people skills and
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